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How to Work with 'Pointers' in Python

Pointers denote an address (memory location). It has three identities - Name, Value, and Location (Address). Python doesn't support pointers as-is. You need to import 'ctypes' package to work with C Language. Note : Pointer is popular in C, C++. The called module just uses the value of Pointer (not address).  Below is my detailed post on pointers.   How to work with Pointers To pass a reference(address) to the C interface. You can use C Language in Python by importing 'ctypes.'  Pointer Notation 1. Value 2. Address 3. Name Python Pointers Python doesn't support pointers. C and C++ extensively support pointers. Pointer is nothing but an ADDRESS. It is immutable. That means you can't change the value. Python supports pointers for the purpose to interact with C Language. How to Import 'ctypes' Import 'ctypes' library for the purpose of working with C language.  Here's how to import 'ctypes' for windows and Linux. How to denote Pointe